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FIERCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fierce mean? 

FIERCE (adjective)
  The adjective FIERCE has 4 senses:

1. marked by extreme and violent energy
2. marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid
3. ruthless in competition
4. violently agitated and turbulent

  Familiarity information: FIERCE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


FIERCE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Marked by extreme and violent energy

Synonyms:

ferocious; fierce; furious; savage

Context examples:

a ferocious beating / fierce fighting / a furious battle

Similar:

violent (acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity)


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Meaning:

Marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions; inclined to react violently; fervid

Synonyms:

vehement; tearing; trigger-happy; fierce; violent

Context examples:

fierce loyalty / in a tearing rage / vehement dislike / violent passions

Similar:

intense (in an extreme degree)


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Meaning:

Ruthless in competition

Synonyms:

bowelless; cutthroat; fierce

Context examples:

cutthroat competition / bowelless readiness to take advantage

Similar:

merciless; unmerciful (having or showing no mercy)


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Meaning:

Violently agitated and turbulent

Synonyms:

boisterous; fierce; rough

Context examples:

boisterous winds and waves / the fierce thunders roar me their music / rough weather / rough seas

Similar:

stormy ((especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion)


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